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Wonder Jet (1950)

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Behind the jet engine of today lies a story of British pioneering. The development of the jet propulsion gas-turbine. jet engine. Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle. Power Jet W.1.

This movie is part of the collection: British Government Public Information Films

Production Company: Crown Film Unit
Sponsor: Central Office of Information for Ministry of Supply
Audio/Visual: sound, color
Language: English
Keywords: jet propulsion; Frank Whittle

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Reviewer: Spuzz - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - June 20, 2008
Fun little film, told newsreel style, about the advent of the jet engine. Curious images abound, especially in the beginning, but I guess it does it's job, because it certainly kept my interest.

Reviewer: SirJekyllAppliance - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - October 31, 2007
Subject: A Coventry Hero!
Odd that they concentrate on Leicestershire and show a Coventry (three spires) skyline, without mentioning his Coventrian roots. As a son of Coventry I'm a trifle piqued. Ho-Hum, said Pooh. Check this out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Whittle#In_Whittle.27s_birthplace.2C_Coventry.2C_England.2C_UK

I believe there's a plaque in his honour on Hearsal common.

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Reviewer: R. Freedman - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - February 24, 2006
Subject: For the engineer
Never mind the acting, or the fox hunters.It is a good primer for those who know nothing about jet engines. And, an interesting film for an engineer like myself who knows jet engines.

Reviewer: movieman - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - November 27, 2005
Subject: Weird or wonder?
Fairly interesting, if a bit pedestrian and badly acted, but also rather bizarre at times (e.g. contrasting the people developing the jet engine with the local gentry out fox-hunting). To be honest, it's probably more interesting for what it shows of British life in the 50s than the development of the jet engine!


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